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Announcing The Full Agenda For TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2014

techcrunch.com — TechCrunch Disrupt hits San Francisco September 6-10 at its new home at Pier 48, and we're excited to announce the full agenda. The event will span five days and feature industry titans, noted thought leaders and experienced entrepreneurs. General admission tickets are still available. Luminaries like Peter Thiel, Vinod Khosla and Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen will speak.
Aug 28, 2014

Announcing The Full Agenda For TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2014 techcrunch.com/2014/08/28/ann… via @techcrunch

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Google Chrome For Mac Will Finally Go 64-Bit, Improving Speed And Decreasing Memory Usage

techcrunch.com — Just about every Mac you'd see in operation nowadays has a 64-bit CPU tucked inside. Apple started making the switch from 32-bit to 64-bit nearly a decade ago, after all. And yet, Chrome has always stubbornly insisted on running at 32-bit on OS X. That'll change soon.
Aug 29, 2014

RT @TechCrunch: Google Chrome for Mac will finally go 64-bit to improve speed and decrease memory usage tcrn.ch/1pntgzB pic.twitter.com/PQeCZxdqFv

Aug 29, 2014

RT @TechCrunch: Google Chrome for Mac will finally go 64-bit to improve speed and decrease memory usage tcrn.ch/1pntgzB pic.twitter.com/PQeCZxdqFv

Mikael Hed Steps Down As CEO Of Wavering Angry Birds Maker Rovio, Pekka Rantala Steps In

techcrunch.com — A changing of the guard at Rovio, the Finalnd-based creator of the catapulting Angry Birds series of casual games that has seen its profit fall by more than half in the last year: its CEO Mikael Hed is stepping down and "passing the hoodie", in the words of the company, to Pekka Rantala, who most recently has been the CEO of Finnish drinks maker Hartwall but also spent many years with Nokia.
Aug 29, 2014

RT @Techmeme: Mikael Hed Steps Down As CEO Of Wavering Angry Birds Maker Rovio, Pekka Rantala Steps In techcrunch.com/2014/08/29/mik… techmeme.com/140829/p8#a140…

Aug 29, 2014

Apparently you can't build a sustainable business around one mobile game. Who knew? techcrunch.com/2014/08/29/mik…

Aug 29, 2014

Rovio lost over half its profitability in 2013 as it steered into a Disney-like model. Growing pains or bad idea? tcrn.ch/1zPNNgk

Nokia’s Here Maps Its Future On Samsung With Its First Android And Tizen Apps

techcrunch.com — Opera may have taken some of the wind out of the Nokia brand with the news that its browser will be replacing Nokia's on the now-Microsoft-owned, winding down, feature handset business.
Aug 29, 2014

Tech Crunch: Nokia’s Here Maps Its Future On Samsung With Its First Android And Tizen Apps owl.li/2MCqsN

Aug 29, 2014

Here maps coming to Galaxy devices just as the Gear S rolls out tcrn.ch/1zPUPBK Samsung looking for tie-ins to enforce the ecosystem

Taking Massage-On-Demand Nationwide, Zeel Rolls Out In Miami, LA, and SF Bay

techcrunch.com — It's a year later than they had initially planned, but Zeel is finally expanding its massage-on-demand service beyond New York to more cities in the U.S. - rolling out in the Bay Area, Los Angeles, and Miami. It's the next step toward creating what Chief Executive Samer Hamadeh says is at least a billion-dollar business.

This May Be The Best Look Yet At The New iPhone

techcrunch.com — It's happening. Apple's invitation to a September 9 event has officially gone out. At least one next-gen iPhone will be unveiled in a few short days. However, new photos have emerged on Chinese site WeiFeng that appear to show components that match up almost identically to previous leaks for a 4.7-inch iPhone.
Aug 29, 2014

This May Be The Best Look Yet At The New iPhone wp.me/p1FaB8-4p7V

Facebook Search Now Lets Some Mobile Users Look Up Friends’ Old Posts By Keyword

techcrunch.com — Facebook is testing an expansion of its search product, introduced last year as "Graph Search," on mobile devices, according to a report from Bloomberg. The change, which is currently only visible to a smaller subset of Facebook users, allows users to retrieve friends' old posts via keyword, as well as content from pages they followed.
Aug 29, 2014

Facebook Search Now Lets Some Mobile Users Look Up Friends’ Old Posts By Keyword: ift.tt/1sPC6nh

Plasticity Labs Raises $2.1M To Boost Employee Morale

techcrunch.com — Plasticity Labs, a company that uses data analytics to measure workplace morale, announced that it has raised $2.1 million led by Fibernetics Ventures. The funds will be used for sales and development. Plasticity was founded in 2012, three years after co-founder and CEO Jim Moss, a former professional lacrosse player for Colorado Mammoth, fell ill with swine flu and was also diagnosed with Guillain-Barre syndrome, an auto-immune disorder.
Aug 29, 2014

Tech Crunch: Plasticity Labs Raises $2.1M To Boost Employee Morale owl.li/2MBFAm

Aug 29, 2014

RT @TechCrunch: Plasticity Labs Raises $2.1M To Boost Employee Morale tcrn.ch/1nJEKrJ by @catherineshu

Google Launches Guest Mode For Chrome Beta

techcrunch.com — Google is launching a new feature in the Chrome beta channel for Windows, Mac and Linux today that will make it easier - and safer - to let others use your computer. Typically, when you give your laptop to somebody else, it's pretty trivial for the other person to access your personal data, too.
Aug 28, 2014

Tech Crunch: Google Launches Guest Mode For Chrome Beta -  Google is launching a new feature in the Chrome b... owl.li/2MAT5X

Google Stops Showing Authorship In Search Results

techcrunch.com — Google today announced that it has stopped showing the names of authors in its search results. The company first started showing authorship on its search results pages a few years ago.
Aug 29, 2014

RT @carlzimmer: Sorry, fellow writers. Google will no longer show authorship in search results. techcrunch.com/2014/08/28/goo…

Aug 29, 2014

Sorry, fellow writers. Google will no longer show authorship in search results. techcrunch.com/2014/08/28/goo…

Tencent, Baidu And Wanda Form $814M Joint Venture To Take On Alibaba

techcrunch.com — Chinese Internet giants Tencent and Baidu are teaming up with conglomerate Wanda to form an RMB 5 billion (about $800 million) e-commerce joint venture in a bid to challenge Alibaba's dominance. Wanda, a real estate and movie theater chain group, will hold a 70 percent stake, while Tencent and Baidu will each hold 15 percent.
Aug 29, 2014

RT @TechCrunch: Tencent, Baidu And Wanda Form $814M Joint Venture To Take On Alibaba tcrn.ch/1poiNUw by @catherineshu

How Many People See Your Tweets? Twitter Opens Its Nifty Analytics Dashboard To Everyone

techcrunch.com — Back in July, Twitter launched a really nifty analytics dashboard. A bit like Google Analytics for tweets, it allows you to gauge the performance of each and every tweet you sent. How many people saw it? How many of those actually clicked your links?
Aug 28, 2014

RT @SoccerJock007: Gotta luv it!! Twitter Opens Its Analytics Dashboard To Everyone - damn had no idea how many views I'm gettin' >>> http:…

Aug 28, 2014

This is cool RT @gussilber: for social data-junkies: Twitter now lets everyone analyse & measure their Twittability. tcrn.ch/1AWUmAa

Aug 27, 2014

How Many People See Your Tweets? Twitter Opens Its Nifty Analytics Dashboard To Everyone flip.it/xWTUR

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In-App Is An App That Searches In Your Apps

techcrunch.com — Are users itching for a better way to search through the information contained within their mobile apps, bypassing the web and traditional search? Developer Steve Taylor decided to find out, and is now launching an iOS application called In-App which is essentially a Google-like search engine where links automatically open up your apps when tapped.

Dyson’s New Teaser Explains Why They’ve Been Spending So Much On Robots

techcrunch.com — Dyson is teasing a big announcement for September 4, and it released a new video teaser to get people thinking about what might be unveiled. The video shows a lab as seen from the perspective of a particularly wide-angle lens, along with quick bursts of schematic imagery that's somewhat suggestive of robotic vacuum designs, with a circular device even depicted rolling along the floor at one point in the video.
Aug 28, 2014

It doesn't. "Dyson’s New Teaser Explains Why They’ve Been Spending So Much On Robots" @TechCrunch techcrunch.com/2014/08/28/dys…